After independently assessing the available medical evidence, PFLAG National – the nation’s largest organization for parents, families, friends and allies of LGBT people – has issued the following statement regarding gay reparative therapy:

"LGBT youth and their families must have access to supportive, safe, and most important, accurate information, and medical doctors, psychiatrists, and therapists have a responsibility to convey such information. The doctrine espoused by so-called “ex-gay” organizations – that gay people can and should change their sexual orientation – is dangerous, and has been condemned by every mainstream professional medical and mental health association. What LGBT youth need is not to be told to change who they are but, rather, the love, support, and acceptance of their parents, families and friends.”

Will you ever feel comfortable in your own skin? That is, if you don't make an effort to protect it? Although 64% of adults do report wearing sunscreen when outside for prolonged periods of time, it turns out that only about 10% of people surveyed actually protect themselves daily, according to a recent review.

No matter what your skin tone is, unless you live in a cave with no sunlight, daily protection with either sunscreen, sunblock or protective clothing can not only protect you from developing sunburns (ouch!) but can significantly reduce your risk of developing skin cancer, particularly the deadliest type called melanoma. In addition, for those of you wanting to keep your youthful looks, daily sunscreen has been shown to reduce the development of wrinkles. A great teacher once told me that the best way to not have wrinkles is not to get them in the first place (think of how much money you can save on useless creams that claim to diminish wrinkles).

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